How to create and use aliases in NextJS

Oscar de la Hera Gomez

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A guide for setting up, creating and using aliases in NextJS.

Please note that Aliases come setup out of the box when creating a new NextJS project.

Step One: Update the tsconfig.json

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Update the tsconfig to include a baseUrl ("./src") and any relevant paths.

Step Two: Implement

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Import a new file or update the import of an existing file to use the alias.

Step Three: Test

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Run the app locally or deploy to Vercel to confirm changes.

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